- The definition of a challenge is an act of rebellion against someone or something.
An example of challenge is an employee questioning the actions of their supervisor in a meeting.
- A challenge is defined as a demand for proof or an invitation to participate in a competition.
- An example of challenge is a guard asking for identification.
- An example of challenge is a boxer asking another boxer to take part in a boxing match.
- Challenge means to stop someone and ask for their identification.
An example of challenge is someone being stopped at a border crossing to show their passport.
You will be challenged going through this checkpoint.
challenge definition by Webster's New World
- a demand for identification: a sentry gave the challenge
- a calling into question; a demanding of proof, explanation, etc.: a challenge of the premises of an argument
- a call or dare to take part in a duel, contest, etc.
- anything, as a demanding task, that calls for special effort or dedication
- ☆ an objection to a vote or to someone's right to vote
- Law a formal objection or exception to a person who has been chosen as a prospective juror
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French chalenge, accusation, claim, dispute ; from Classical Latin calumnia, calumny
- to call to a halt for identification
- to call to account
- to make objection to; call into question
- to call or dare to take part in a duel, contest, etc.; defy
- to call for; make demands on: to challenge the imagination
- ☆ to object to (a vote) as not valid or (a prospective voter) as not qualified to vote
- to take formal exception to (a prospective juror)
challenge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: a challenge to a duel.b. An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation: a challenge to the government's authority.
- A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question: a challenge to a theory.
- A sentry's call to an unknown party for proper identification.
- A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking: a career that offers a challenge.
- A claim that a vote is invalid or that a voter is unqualified.
- Law A formal objection to the inclusion of a prospective juror in a jury.
- Immunology The induction or evaluation of an immune response in an organism by administration of a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
- a. To call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: challenged me to a game of chess.b. To invite with defiance; dare: challenged him to contradict her. See Synonyms at defy.
- To take exception to; call into question; dispute: a book that challenges established beliefs.
- To order to halt and be identified, as by a sentry.
- Law To take formal objection to (a prospective juror).
- To question the qualifications of (a voter) or validity of (a vote).
- To have due claim to; call for: events that challenge our attention.
- To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate: a problem that challenges the imagination.
- Immunology To induce or evaluate an immune response in (an organism) by administering a specific antigen to which it has been sensitized.
- To make or give voice to a challenge.
- To begin barking upon picking up the scent. Used of hunting dogs.
Origin: Middle English chalenge, from Old French, from Latin calumnia, trickery, false accusation; see calumny. V., from Middle English chalengen, from Old French chalangier, from Latin calumniārī, from calumnia.
- chalˈlenge·a·ble adjective
challenge - Legal Definition